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jemcgarvey 02-29-2012 07:05 PM

Need Somewhere to Enter Caliper Measurements For BMI
As a "clydesdale" representative, I need to say that the BMI indicator needs to take caliper measurements into account rather than just tape.

FitDay currently tells me my BMI is 28.95.

When I use the 7 Site Jackson/Pollock method, I get 11.02.

Just sayin. For some people the phrase "big boned" is not sarcasm.

handcycle2005 02-29-2012 08:11 PM

BMI is not the same as body fat percentage which is what's being measured by calipers.

jemcgarvey 03-07-2012 07:06 PM

Fair enough, I hadn't considered that distinction. However, it makes my point just that much more relevant. BMI as a simple function of heigh vs. weight is almost useless for anyone who exercises and/or (as in my case) has a natural BMI which is not precisely average. Very few people try to lose weight without exercising, so I think it's safe to say fitday is meant for people who would rather track their bodyfat than an arbitrary index of weight only.

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